and the leaves are falling early because of the dry weather we've had. >> they are not changing and falling, they are just falling off? >> no. maple trees are going red. maybe autumn is occurring soon. i don't know all the chemistry, but autumn is not here yet. that happened sometimes in a couple weeks, autumn officially starts. but at the moment, it is still summertime, and we're looking for rain because it has been so dry for, what, three weeks now, and the ground is hard, and there is some rain out there. it is not a today thing. so today looks fine. if you want to do something outside, barbecue, tennis, baseball, golf, whatever, today is the day. tomorrow quha you see in illinois, indiana, and kentucky and tennessee will be plofinge across here. i'll detail it all coming up in the insta-weather plus forecast. >> thanks, john. taking a look at our top stories. baltimore county police are investigating a car crash involving one of their own.